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Acrylic Painting Demonstration of a Beautiful Peony Flower

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 19:20:59 +0000

Here is a step by step acrylic painting demonstration by artist Katie Jobling. In this demo, she paints a beautiful peony flower. This video tutorial is approximately 1 hour in length so grab a beverage or snack and enjoy the show. Visit Katie’s YouTube Channel Here Visit Katie’s Website Here

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Beautiful Abstract Acrylic Painting Demo Using Only Three Colors

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 16:21:31 +0000

In the following video artist Gerda Lipski creates a very beautiful abstract acrylic painting using only three colors. Visit her YouTube channel here for more awesome videos like the one above! Visit her website here

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Watercolor Techniques – Mixing Grays with Don Andrews

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:00:12 +0000

In the following free 2 part video lesson, artist Don Andrews teaches how to mix beautiful grays from blues and oranges and then demonstrates how to use those grays in a painting demonstration of a light house. The following 2 part watercolor lesson provided by Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff.  You can visit their YouTube channel […]

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Interesting Impasto Technique Using Dried Paint and Medium

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:28:30 +0000

Suzy Kitman – Impasto Technique Great technique using dried oil paint skins and impasto medium. Very interesting effect! Visit Suzy’s YouTube Channel Here Visit Suszy’s Website Here

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Color-Mixing for Portraits

Sat, 06 Aug 2016 19:17:08 +0000

In the following lesson, artist Brandon Schaefer demonstrates his process for mixing flesh tones for portrait painting.  Enjoy! Visit Brandon’s Site Visit Brandon’s YouTube Channel

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How to Make your Own Drawing Charcoal

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 20:04:18 +0000

In the following video Larry Vienneau teaches how to make your own drawing charcoal from scratch! Visit Larry’s YouTube Channel Here

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Artist Spotlight – Jason Vazquez

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:20:32 +0000

Artist Name:  Jason Vazquez Location: Yankton, S.D. Website: https://m.facebook.com/J.C.VazquezArt/ Title of Artwork: R.I.P Sweet Prince Medium: Oil on canvas Size of Artwork: 24×30″ Describe this Piece: My latest oil painting of a true legend. R.I.P Sweet Prince. Oil on canvas

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Free Watercolor Class – Expressive Loose Flowers

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:34:21 +0000

–> Click HERE to save 50% off Angela’s online course “Basic Techniques in Watercolor”! Angela Fehr – Artist Statement   It’s been nineteen years since I first discovered watercolour, a shy teenager newly returned to Canada. During my teen years I’d lived with my family in a remote village in Papua New Guinea, and the solitude had […]

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Birthday Sunflowers – Free Watercolor Class

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 21:51:12 +0000

The following is a free step by step watercolor painting class taught by artist Lindsay Weirich . Visit Lindsay’s YouTube Channel Here Visit Lindsay’s Website Here

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Some basic hand eye control and abstract dimensional forms exercises

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 19:01:54 +0000

These and the other practice exercises are part of the weekly drawing exercise regime for Dynamic Drawing with Salgood Sam at Syn Studio. http://dd.salgoodsam.com/ Do these at least Twice a week during the course. Visit the Artist’s Website Here Visit the Artist’s YouTube Channel Here

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How to Draw Better Lines

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 18:23:09 +0000

In the following video lesson, artist Wei Ho shares some great tips on how to improve the quality of your lines in drawing. Visit Wei’s YouTube channel here Visit Wei’s Website here

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Fluid & Loose Watercolor – Cornflowers & Lilies

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 20:20:23 +0000

Starting with a blank sheet of paper, Angela Fehr demonstrates one approach to fluid and expressive watercolor floral painting, using complementary colors to create a vibrant painting. –> Click HERE to save 50% off Angela’s online course “Basic Techniques in Watercolor”! Angela Fehr – Artist Statement   It’s been nineteen years since I first discovered watercolour, a […]

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Drawing with Energy

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:12:21 +0000

Great tutorial on how to draw with more energy by sinixdesign. Visit the artists YouTube page

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5 Tips for Better Drawings

Sat, 02 Jul 2016 22:34:58 +0000

In the following video lesson, artist Will Terrell shares 5 tips on how to create better drawings. Visit Will’s YouTube Channel Visit Will’s Website

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Easy Acrylic Painting Tutorial – Impressionist Trees – Free Lesson

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:38:57 +0000

Below is a free step by step acrylic painting demonstration by artist Angela Anderson. I hope you enjoy! Visit Angela’s YouTube Channel Visit Angela’s Website

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5 Beginner Watercolor Mistakes to Avoid

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 21:05:35 +0000

In the following video, Artist Jennifer Branch shares her top 5 beginner watercolor painting mistakes that every beginner should be careful to avoid. Visit Jennifer’s YouTube Channel Here Visit Jennifer’s Websites: http://paintingwatercolor.com http://jenniferbranch.com  

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How to Take Easily Care of Your Oil Painting Brushes

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:13:56 +0000

Here is an interesting video lesson created by Artist Mark Carder on how to he cares for his oil painting brushes. Visit Mark’s YouTube Channel Here Visit his websites by following the links below: http://www.drawmixpaint.com http://www.markcarder.com

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Pencil Drawing Techniques

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 17:40:30 +0000

This video was created by Artist Bobby Chiu. I have been following Bobby for some time now and he is a very talented artist and amazing teacher.   You can learn more about him by visiting his Websites below. Bobby and his friends teach at..  Follow him on Instagram Facebook YouTube

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Glazing in Oil – Tips and Demonstration

Wed, 25 May 2016 16:54:09 +0000

This video was created by Florent Farges. Visit his YouTube Channel Here Visit his Website Here

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Stephen Silver The Art of Seeing

Wed, 18 May 2016 17:06:31 +0000

Visit Stephen’s YouTube Page Visit Stephen’s Website  

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Beautiful Watercolor Portrait Painting Demonstration by Artist Yong Chen

Mon, 09 May 2016 17:38:59 +0000

Watch artist Yong Chen create this beautiful portrait painting of a little boy in watercolor. Visit Yong’s YouTube Channel Here Visit Yong’s Website Here

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How to Get Better at Drawing

Fri, 06 May 2016 17:59:56 +0000

Created by Artist Mark Crilley. Visit his youtube channel here Visit his website here Purchase Mark’s books on Amazon

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THE MYSTERY OF PICASSO (ENGSUBS)1956

Mon, 02 May 2016 17:38:55 +0000

The Mystery of PIcasso is a French film created in 1956.  It was directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot.  This film invites the viewer to look over the artists shoulder and watch as he creates a series of drawings and paintings.  If you are a fan of PIcasso or fine art, this is one you should not miss.  Enjoy! Embedded […]

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Artist Spotlight – Ray Lee

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 18:47:05 +0000

Name: Ray Lee Location: Australia Title of Artwork: Blonde Medium: Graphite Size of Artwork: A4 Describe this Piece: Female Blonde Portrait

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How To Draw Flowers – Draw A Lily Flower Easy Step By Step

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 18:16:22 +0000

Great video tutorial from artist G. Tal on how to easily draw a lily flower in pen and ink. Visit her YouTube Channel Here Visit her Website Here

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Pen and Ink Drawing Tutorial – How to Shade Basic Forms

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 18:30:29 +0000

In the following video tutorial, artist Alphonso Dunn demonstrates how to shade basic geometric forms using pen and ink. See more of Alphonso’s videos over at his Youtube Channel.

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Paint Along with Larry Hamilton – Watercolor “Diamond In The Rough” and “Glacier Lake”

Sat, 09 Apr 2016 18:06:37 +0000

This is a video recorded live from one of my recent You Tube Broadcasts, There are two paintings, one of an old 1950’s vintage Diamond T truck and a second painting of mountain scene with a glacier moving toward a lake. Visit Larry’s Website Here Visit His YouTube Channel Here

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A Workshop in Tonal Drawing by artist Mark Vazquez-Mackay

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 17:17:15 +0000

Visual artist, Mark Vazquez-Mackay presents a workshop on creating a tonal drawing with charcoal at the Alberta College of Art and Design. Mark instructs a number of courses at the college in the Department of Continuing Education: Drawing I & II, Self Portraiture, Oil Painting I, and Figure Painting. To learn more about ACAD’s continuing […]

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Golden Acrylic – Layering Acrylic Colour

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 17:47:44 +0000

Using GOLDEN gels and pastes to build artistic layers. Techniques using Hard Molding Paste with stencils, Glass Bead Gel, Fluid Acrylics, Airbrush Acrylics, Crackle Paste and more. Video provided by Jackson’s Art Supplies To purchase Golden Acrylics please visit http://www.jacksonsart.com

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How to Draw a Realistic Eye with Colored Pencil

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 20:00:21 +0000

Visit http://thevirtualinstructor.com/how-t… for a more detailed breakdown of this tutorial. Learn how to draw a realistic eye with colored pencils in this tutorial that uses Prismacolor Premier pencils.

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Artist Spotlight – Daniel McGowan

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 17:45:48 +0000

Artist Name: Daniel McGowan Location: United Kingdom Title of Artwork: Scarlet Medium: Acrylic three colours Size of Artwork: A3 Describe this piece: Direct brush, no pre drawing using three colours Click Image For Larger View

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Drawing with your Eraser

Sat, 12 Mar 2016 18:34:25 +0000

In this episode of Aaron’s Art Tips, Aaron shows you how to use your eraser as an effective drawing tool when working in charcoal. Watch as Aaron brings a female lowland gorilla to life. Visit Aaron’s YouTube Channel Here Visit Aaron’s Website Here

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Painting with Princeton Catalyst Blades and Wedges

Fri, 11 Mar 2016 20:19:13 +0000

Artists Baila Miller and Jean Nerenberg talk about the various ways they use Catalyst Blades and Wedges in their paintings. These unique tools have allowed them to discover new ways of applying paint which has shaped their painting technique and imagery. For details about Catalyst Blades and Wedges, follow this link to the Blick Art […]

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All sorts – A Watercolour Demonstration

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 18:27:29 +0000

About John Fisher I was born and educated in England, graduating from the Luton School of Arts (now Barnfield College) in 1945. It was my hope to become a graphic artist, but at the end of the Second World War returning service men and women had first crack at the few jobs available, and rightly […]

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20 Ways YOU can Become a Better Artist Starting Right Now

Wed, 23 Dec 2015 19:26:16 +0000

I made a commitment to myself the other day that I would focus more time on improving my skills in hopes of becoming a better artist.   Through research and personal experience, I came up with the following.  I hope you find this helpful.  If you have anything you would like to add, please do so […]

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Artist Spotlight – Nancy Talley

Sun, 20 Dec 2015 20:08:33 +0000

Artist Name – Nancy Talley Location – Ventura, CA Title of Artwork – Two Trees Medium – Watercolor Size of Artwork – 5″7″ Describe this Piece – Two trees in a city “monument” The reason I took watercolor classes was so I could paint these trees.

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Getting the Light Right: The Power of the Color Study

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 19:12:02 +0000

About Mitchell Albala Mitchell Albala is the author of the best-selling “Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice” (Watson-Guptill, 2009). He also hosts a popular landscape painting blog at blog.mitchalbala.com. Mitchell currently teaches in the Seattle area at Gage Academy of Art, Pacific Northwest Art School, and ArtEast; and in Italy at Arte Umbria. He has […]

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The Most Important Watercolor Principle

Thu, 05 Nov 2015 22:15:12 +0000

This is the technique I would use if I had just one opportunity to teach watercolor, if you were here in my studio in beautiful Northern British Columbia, I would want to share this one watercolor principle with you, if we just had a few minutes, this is what we would cover. And that is, all about the water. Here is one of my painting buckets. Water is the key to everything in watercolor and hence the name....

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Watercolor Still Life Demonstration – “Garlic & Copper”

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 20:59:25 +0000

About John Fisher I was born and educated in England, graduating from the Luton School of Arts (now Barnfield College) in 1945. It was my hope to become a graphic artist, but at the end of the Second World War returning service men and women had first crack at the few jobs available, and rightly […]

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Step by Step Colored Pencil Portrait Drawing

Sat, 17 Oct 2015 17:16:56 +0000

Veronica Winters “The challenge of raising a child or cooking a healthy pot of food for a family was almost never as hard as painting a human being or mixing the right hues, evoking my emotions and thoughts onto canvases. It’s not enough to paint stories realistically, which is a long learning curve on its […]

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Watercolor Lesson from a Master

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 18:15:01 +0000

The following is a watercolor demonstration of a city scene by master watercolor artist Joseph Zbukvic. There are some valuable tips and techniques shared in this video so be sure and pay attention. I hope you enjoy. A big thanks to Graeme Stevenson (Colour in Your Life) for sharing this wonderful video. Visit his YouTube […]

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Essential Acrylic Painting Tips for Beginners

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 18:42:01 +0000

How to Keep Acrylic Paint Wet for Longer Periods of Time To keep your paint wet for longer periods of time you can: Use a special kind of acrylic paint from Golden called “Open Acrylics”. These paints are designed to stay wet and workable for longer periods of time, even outdoors. Keep a spray bottle […]

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Smartflix – Art Instruction DVD Rentals

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 21:59:28 +0000

SmartFlix is an online DVD rental service. They have an amazing selection of art instruction DVD’s that covers virtually every medium including acrylic painting, oil painting, watercolor, colored pencil, pastels and much more! You can rent online at any time of the day and the videos will be shipped directly to you (with return postage […]

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Acrylic Painting Tip – How Long do Acrylic Paints Take to Dry?

Thu, 17 Sep 2015 18:27:04 +0000

We receive a great deal of questions each month from our visitors and subscribers.  One of the more frequently asked questions is “How long does acrylic paint take to dry?”.  It is impossible to give an exact time as drying time depends on several factors:  brand of paint being used, the support it is applied to, humidity levels, […]

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How to Thin Acrylic Paint

Tue, 15 Sep 2015 20:26:28 +0000

There will inevitably come a time when you will need to thin down your acrylic paint.  Now there are only two choices when you need to thin your paint; you can mix your paint with water or you can use a medium.  Since acrylic paint is a water based medium, water is ok to use as […]

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Artist Spotlight – Randy Burns

Tue, 15 Sep 2015 17:23:09 +0000

Name: Randy Burns Location: Dyersburg, Tn Website: randy-burns.artistwebsites.com Title of Artwork: The Imminence of Darkness Medium: Acrylic Size of Artwork: 16 x 20″ Describe this Piece: A brilliant glow fills the landscape as the setting sun paints its vision of the surrounding beauty. Click Image for Larger View

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How to Create a Color Wheel

Fri, 11 Sep 2015 19:35:16 +0000

In order to become a good artist, you need to have a good working knowledge of color. This includes an understanding of color theory and color mixing. A great first exercise in your journey toward mastering color is to create your own color wheel. This is not only a great exercise, but it will also […]

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Artist Spotlight – Maria Wikstrom

Fri, 04 Sep 2015 19:16:06 +0000

Artist Name: Maria Wikstgrom Location: Kungsbacka, Sweden Website: Galleri Maria Wikström Title of Artwork: The Health Game Medium: Acrylics Size of Artwork: 30×30 Describe This Piece: I love painting still lives. It gives me opportunity to focus on form, colour and depth as well as contrasts. This one is a reminder of how fragile life […]

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Oil Painting Demonstration – Black Clydesdale – Classical Method

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:00:13 +0000

About the Artist Carrie L. Lewis has been drawing and painting for over 35 years. Her interest in art began very early, with parents providing crayons and paper. She sold her first horse portrait at the age of seventeen and has been painting beautifully detailed portraits of horses for clients all over the United States […]

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Artist Spotlight – Charles Van Horn

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:14:02 +0000

Artist Name: Charles Van Horn Location: New York Website: www.chuckvanhorn.com Title of Artwork: Fishermen of Kerala Medium: Watercolor Size of Artwork: 22” X 30” Describe this Piece: Fishermen from Kerala fighting the surf to get beyond the breakwaters to drop their nets (Click Image for Larger View)

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Artist Spotlight – Ralph Serpe

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 17:22:25 +0000

Artist Name:  Ralph Serpe Title of Artwork:  Untitled Dimensions of Artwork:  20×23 Support:  Cardboard Medium:  Acrylic and Charcoal (Click image for larger view)  

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Green Bottles – A Watercolor Demo

Sat, 15 Aug 2015 18:11:42 +0000

About John Fisher I was born and educated in England, graduating from the Luton School of Arts (now Barnfield College) in 1945. It was my hope to become a graphic artist, but at the end of the Second World War returning service men and women had first crack at the few jobs available, and rightly […]

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Artist Spotlight – Sandy

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 17:56:55 +0000

Name: Sandy Location: Las Vegas, NV Website: http://2-sanda-stone.artistwebsites.com/ Title of Artwork: Green Door Medium: Watercolor Size: 11×15 Describe this Piece: A worn door, peeling green paint with rusty lock and keys Click Image to Enlarge

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Paint Along With Larry Hamilton – Watercolor Demonstration

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 21:22:24 +0000

Larry is a retired Computer Executive. Now developing his artistic skills painting oil and watercolor paintings, teaching both to students and creating free You Tube painting demonstrations for students and the public. Visit His Website Here Visit His Youtube Channel Here “Montana Fly Fishing” Watercolor Painting Demo This is a painting of a scene from […]

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Colored Pencil Drawing Demonstration – Palomino Arabian Filly

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 20:51:52 +0000

About the Artist Carrie L. Lewis has been drawing and painting for over 35 years. Her interest in art began very early, with parents providing crayons and paper. She sold her first horse portrait at the age of seventeen and has been painting beautifully detailed portraits of horses for clients all over the United States […]

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How to Turn Your Artwork Into Museum-Quality Prints

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:51:22 +0000

Are your art pieces hanging on your wall or stored away being enjoyed by no one? Would you like to have a stylish gallery with luxurious stretched canvas prints (like these) of your treasured pieces but can’t afford one? It is a pity to keep your inspiring artwork hidden from society, after you poured soul […]

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Color Mixing Basics with Richard Robinson

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 20:56:51 +0000

Richard Robinson is the Webmaster of LivePaintingLessons.com where you will find a range of video painting lessons suited for beginner AND advanced painters ranging from painting beaches and skies, to waterfalls, lakes and mountains, light and atmosphere, still life, color and more. My absolute favorite product of Richard’s is his course on Mastering Color. It’s a  DVD […]

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How to Draw a Realistic Ear – Step by Step Drawing Demonstration

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:49:46 +0000

Artist Bio Nolan Clark has been teaching artists to draw and paint since 2000 in his studio in South Africa. In 2008 he emigrated to New Zealand and took his teaching online. Since then he has taught over 3 million people to draw and paint. He works in many mediums including pencil, pastel, oil, acrylic […]

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How to Choose an Acrylic White

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 19:24:38 +0000

I’m Will Kemp, I’m an award-winning professional artist and teacher. Prior to painting full time I’ve worked in Museums, taught in schools, set up and ran my own gallery for 5 years and have taught hundreds of people to paint and draw. I’ve studied Classical atelier techniques in Italy alongside conceptual art at the Tate […]

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Rusting Away – a Watercolor Demo

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 21:19:24 +0000

About John Fisher I was born and educated in England, graduating from the Luton School of Arts (now Barnfield College) in 1945. It was my hope to become a graphic artist, but at the end of the Second World War returning service men and women had first crack at the few jobs available, and rightly […]

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Paint Along with Larry Hamilton – Watercolor – “Vase of Flowers”

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:05:53 +0000

Larry is a retired Computer Executive. Now developing his artistic skills painting oil and watercolor paintings, teaching both to students and creating free You Tube painting demonstrations for students and the public. Visit His Website Here Visit His Youtube Channel Here Watercolor – “Vase of Flowers” This is a painting of a vase of flowers […]

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“Autumn Field” – An Oil Painting Demonstration

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 19:35:34 +0000

Artist Bio After moving to the US as a teenager, Jane Hunt studied illustration at the Cleveland Institute of Art. She continued her art education by experiencing art communities in France, England, Indonesia and China while studying various painting techniques. The award-winning painter now resides in Colorado, where she continues to be awed and inspired […]

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Paint Along with Larry Hamilton – Watercolor “Stream and Bridge”

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:46:24 +0000

Larry is a retired Computer Executive. Now developing his artistic skills painting oil and watercolor paintings, teaching both to students and creating free You Tube painting demonstrations for students and the public. Visit His Website Here Visit His Youtube Channel Here Watercolor “Stream and Bridge” This is a painting of a bridge over a small […]

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Silverpoint Drawing Technique

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 20:21:03 +0000

Silverpoint  is a very old type of Metalpoint drawing technique.  It isn’t a very popular drawing style today but has slowly been gaining in popularity.  I myself never heard of it until the other day and thought perhaps you fine folks would find this interesting. Below are a handful of Silverpoint drawing videos I found […]

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The Red Boat – Oil Painting Demonstration

Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:59:11 +0000

In all my painting lesson videos I try to teach specific information about different aspects of painting. So much so that you might think I'm all work and no play, so in this video I simply wanted to show you what fun I have painting sometimes.

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Painting Light and Shadow in Acrylics

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:05:26 +0000

About the Artist I’m Will Kemp, I’m an award-winning professional artist and teacher. Prior to painting full time I’ve worked in Museums, taught in schools, set up and ran my own gallery for 5 years and have taught hundreds of people to paint and draw. I’ve studied Classical atelier techniques in Italy alongside conceptual art […]

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Worst Mistake Acrylic Painters Make

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:10:43 +0000

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKNpKUK4lMc Do you know how much water is OK to add to your acrylics? Ever heard of the term “underbinding”. Michele explains what the art conservators know, but most artists have never been taught — how much water can be added to the paint without destabilizing the paint film.

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Oil Portrait Demonstration

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:35:24 +0000

Alan’s passion for painting has made him venture further in the field of fine arts exploring various methods of oil painting inspired by the palettes of Frank Reilly and Daniel E. Greene. He has been fortunate to attend Daniel’s Greene’s oil portrait demo/classes held in his North Salem, NY studio and considers Daniel’s work and teachings a major influence in his paintings.

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Teapot and Daisies a Watercolour Demo

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:43:47 +0000

About John Fisher I was born and educated in England, graduating from the Luton School of Arts (now Barnfield College) in 1945. It was my hope to become a graphic artist, but at the end of the Second World War returning service men and women had first crack at the few jobs available, and rightly […]

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Portrait Study in Oils – Step by Step Demo

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:45:32 +0000

This is the first time I've done this project with them, so it's kind of an experiment.

We are all working from the same photo, one of mine. I chose a mostly full front view of the face. It is classic Rembrandt lighting, in which there is a triangular patch of light on the shadowed side of the face.

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Morning Calm Watercolor Demo

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:00:27 +0000

About John Fisher I was born and educated in England, graduating from the Luton School of Arts (now Barnfield College) in 1945. It was my hope to become a graphic artist, but at the end of the Second World War returning service men and women had first crack at the few jobs available, and rightly […]

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Eyes of the Tiger – Pastel Tutorial

Sat, 07 Dec 2013 23:13:29 +0000

About the Artist Born in 1980 and father of 2 sons, Jean-Claude Grillet bisanti is a Swiss lawyer passionated by impressionism and figurative art. His passion, strenghten by years of practice, finally led him to acquire some artistic skills. He published an artbook dedicated to his wildlife painting in 2013 http://www.blurb.com/books/4324114-wildscape-a-painterly-journey-collector-edition Jean-Claude’s Websites: http://www.swisswildlifeartist.com/ http://bisanti.deviantart.com […]

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Essential Acrylic Painting Tips for the Beginner Artist

Tue, 19 Nov 2013 21:13:36 +0000

Acrylics are a fascinating painting medium.  I never truly understood how versatile and enjoyable this medium was until I began working with them exclusively.  I would like to share a number of tips that I have learned over the years. I hope you find these helpful. Thinning Acrylic Paint One should be very careful when […]

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Soft Pastel Painting Step by Step

Mon, 04 Nov 2013 01:48:08 +0000

About Kari Tirrell A self-taught artist, Kari Tirrell spent her formative years drawing animals and people.  Both subjects continue to factor largely in her work today.  She paints predominantly with soft pastels and has a great love for realism.  “People often comment that my paintings look like photos, but I’m not aiming for photorealism.  I […]

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Fairy of the Spring Bloom – Mixed Media Tutorial

Fri, 01 Nov 2013 18:08:42 +0000

About Rebecca Sinz I’m a self-taught artist from Michigan. I paint mostly fantasy related work, and my art has a tendency to lean toward dark, gothic themes. I work mainly with watercolor, watercolor pencils, ink and acrylic. Anything and everything inspires me, books, movies, music, my own random ideas that come out of nowhere. I […]

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Color Mixing with Acrylics – Technique for Matching a Color

Wed, 23 Oct 2013 18:41:16 +0000

About the Artist I’m Will Kemp, I’m an award-winning professional artist and teacher. Prior to painting full time I’ve worked in Museums, taught in schools, set up and ran my own gallery for 5 years and have taught hundreds of people to paint and draw. I’ve studied Classical atelier techniques in Italy alongside conceptual art […]

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“Puddles” A Watercolour Demo

Fri, 30 Aug 2013 16:59:41 +0000

About John Fisher I was born and educated in England, graduating from the Luton School of Arts (now Barnfield College) in 1945. It was my hope to become a graphic artist, but at the end of the Second World War returning service men and women had first crack at the few jobs available, and rightly […]

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Artist Spotlight – Mary M Rucker

Tue, 06 Aug 2013 16:50:18 +0000

Realistic still life with lemons ,pail,mason jar with sea shells and a teacup and saucer.

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Compose a Painting Using Only Three Values

Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:10:05 +0000

About Richard Robinson Hi I’m Richard Robinson. I’ve been a professional painter since 2001. My claim to fame is only that I’m making a living as an artist and doing pretty well – something which I hear is not so easy to do, and I guess it does take a lot of work, but it’s […]

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Color Mixing with Acrylics – Color Bias

Tue, 23 Jul 2013 22:14:51 +0000

About the Artist I’m Will Kemp, I’m an award-winning professional artist and teacher. Prior to painting full time I’ve worked in Museums, taught in schools, set up and ran my own gallery for 5 years and have taught hundreds of people to paint and draw. I’ve studied Classical atelier techniques in Italy alongside conceptual art […]

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Watercolor Mixed Media Painting Techniques

Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:27:09 +0000

About Sandrine Pelissier I grew up in France but have been living in Canada for the last 12 years, I am currently located in North Vancouver and work from a studio on Pemberton Avenue. Watercolor is my medium of choice because of the unique way it allows me to render light. The transparency of this […]

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How to Mix Flesh Tones for Painting Portraits

Mon, 24 Jun 2013 17:47:33 +0000

Brian Neher is a professional portrait painter whose work has been featured in American Artist Magazine and on national television. He has studied under world renowned portrait painter, Joe Bowler, and his paintings can be seen in both private and corporate collections throughout the United States. Instructional Courses by Brian Neher Brian has developed a series […]

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Artist Spotlight – Nora Blansett

Fri, 31 May 2013 20:01:45 +0000

This piece reflects the colours of leaves on an Autumn forest floor. It is based on the beautiful photography of Michael Evans.

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You Asked: Oil over Thick Application of Acrylic

Fri, 31 May 2013 18:18:56 +0000

Today’s question comes from Linda and she asks: “I know it’s ok to apply oil paint over acrylics, but what if the initial layers of acrylic paint are quite thick?  Is it still ok to paint over it with oils?  If so, how long should the layers of acrylic paint be left to dry before […]

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Painting trees and leaves Watercolor Demonstration

Wed, 08 May 2013 19:08:01 +0000

About Sandrine Pelissier I grew up in France but have been living in Canada for the last 12 years, I am currently located in North Vancouver and work from a studio on Pemberton Avenue. Watercolor is my medium of choice because of the unique way it allows me to render light. The transparency of this […]

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Oil Painting Wildlife Demonstration

Mon, 15 Apr 2013 18:33:32 +0000

About Shalese Ever since I could hold a pencil, I have had a love of drawing and animals. So it was only natural that I combine my two loves. My passion for art has only grown throughout the years and my love of animals has kept up with it. When my family and I took […]

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You Asked – Thickening Acrylic Paint

Tue, 26 Mar 2013 13:44:07 +0000

Today’s question comes from Jeff Jeff Writes: “I work with acrylics. I enjoy painting thickly with Impasto only the various gels and other thickening mediums are becoming too expensive for me at this time. Are there any other ways to add body to acrylic paint? Perhaps with substances one might find around the house? I […]

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Artist Spotlight – Mary Irwin

Fri, 22 Mar 2013 17:39:25 +0000

Charming cart decorated with a Barvarian theme.

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Acrylic Painting Mediums – How to use Soft and Coarse Pumice Gel

Fri, 22 Mar 2013 01:19:17 +0000

About the Artist I’m Will Kemp, I’m an award-winning professional artist and teacher. Prior to painting full time I’ve worked in Museums, taught in schools, set up and ran my own gallery for 5 years and have taught hundreds of people to paint and draw. I’ve studied Classical atelier techniques in Italy alongside conceptual art […]

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Learn how to use Acrylic Gels and Mediums

Mon, 11 Mar 2013 16:13:58 +0000

Acrylic Mediums : How to use Acrylic Gels and Mediums //www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkWVO8XIOao If you would like to purchase the mediums that Will covers in the video above, click the link below: Golden Acrylic Mediums About the Artist I’m Will Kemp, I’m an award-winning professional artist and teacher. Prior to painting full time I’ve worked in Museums, […]

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Lesson on Painting Rocks with Watercolor

Sat, 16 Feb 2013 22:08:42 +0000

About Steve Fleming Good art is the result of hard work and dedication. It only happens when the artist finds his or her own story to tell and then learns to do so with his or her own unique language. I am an artist who works in watercolor and acrylic, and I teach both for […]

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Oil Painting Underpainting Tutorial

Thu, 07 Feb 2013 18:12:06 +0000

About the Artist Terry knows she is doing what she was meant to do. After graduating from the University of Central FL with a BFA in Graphic Design she had an interesting and varied art career, working in the imprinted sportswear, gaming and publishing industries as well as courtroom sketch artist. Since devoting herself to […]

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How to Paint Strawberries – A Watercolour Demo

Fri, 01 Feb 2013 15:40:57 +0000

About John Fisher I was born and educated in England, graduating from the Luton School of Arts (now Barnfield College) in 1945. It was my hope to become a graphic artist, but at the end of the Second World War returning service men and women had first crack at the few jobs available, and rightly […]

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You Asked – Student Grade Oil Paints

Thu, 17 Jan 2013 17:49:25 +0000

Today’s question comes from Jack and he writes: I am thinking about making the switch from acrylics to oils.  Can anyone recommend a good student grade oil paint to buy?  I cannot afford artist quality paints at this time.  I heard good things about Winsor & Newton and Grumbacher but wanted to see what other […]

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Oil Painting Tutorial – Glazing and Scumbling

Mon, 14 Jan 2013 23:10:37 +0000

Tutorial by Jess Bates Born 1962 and raised in Aspen, Colorado, Jess Bates is an entrepreneur, artist, metal smith, and designer. Favorite hobbies are gardening, dancing, mountain biking, and hiking. You can learn more about Jess by visiting her website below: http://www.jessbates.com/ Oil Painting – Glazing and Scumbling Tutorial Scumbling / Glazing is a method of applying […]

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Landscape Oil Painting Demo – “Virginia Bluebells”

Wed, 09 Jan 2013 19:53:15 +0000

A Virginia Artist – Creating Award Winning Art In Oil and Watercolor CHRISTINE LASHLEY — ARTIST’S STATEMENT: As a contemporary impressionist painter, I am constantly drawn to light. Nature’s unique colors, harmonies and contrasts offer a visual feast that I love to capture in artwork. I gather most of my ideas by painting outdoors. On location […]

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Artist Spotlight – Neadeen Masters

Wed, 02 Jan 2013 20:24:14 +0000

Artist Name:  Neadeen Masters Location:  B.C. Canada Title of Artwork:  Memories Dimensions of Artwork:  20×24 Medium:  Acrylic Support:  Canvas Website:   http://www.artapprenticeonline.com Describe this Piece:  This painting was created for a special display at the Equestrian Olympics in Kentucky, USA in 2010. Naturally the composition had to include a horse. I wanted to create a […]

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Watercolor Floral Demo – “Nymphaea”

Wed, 02 Jan 2013 14:52:56 +0000

About the Artist Laurie Asahara was raised on the Big Island of Hawaii and grew up within the vivid floral palette of the lush tropics. Laurie’s art reflects her impressions of the areas of the Western U.S. where she has lived: Hawaii, the desert southwest, northern California, western Washington, and Idaho. Having been a floral […]

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Watercolor and Gouache Painting Tutorial

Wed, 26 Dec 2012 14:58:09 +0000

About Sandrine Pelissier I grew up in France but have been living in Canada for the last 12 years, I am currently located in North Vancouver and work from a studio on Pemberton Avenue. Watercolor is my medium of choice because of the unique way it allows me to render light. The transparency of this […]

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How to Mix Flesh Tones with Acrylic Paint

Fri, 21 Dec 2012 23:22:47 +0000

The follow video lesson was created by Artist Will Kemp with Will Kemp Art School.  In this lesson, Will is going to show you how to mix flesh tones with acrylic paint. Will is using Golden Heavy Body Acrylics except for the Alizarin Crimson which is Winsor & Newton Here are the colors used: Titanium […]

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